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The Operative: No One Lives Forever (2000)

A 1960's female spy must battle an eccentric terrorist organization in this classic first person shooter, a stylish and tongue-in-cheek spoof of Cold War era James Bond.


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Cast overview:
Kit Harris Kit Harris ... Agent Cate Archer / Inge Wagner (voice)
Jock Blaney Jock Blaney ... Dmitrij Volkov (voice)
Ken Boynton ... Santa / Additional Voices (voice)
John Patrick Lowrie John Patrick Lowrie ... Bruno Lawrie (voice)
Nigel Neale Nigel Neale ... Mr. Jones (voice)
Roger Curtis Roger Curtis ... Mr. Smith (voice)
David Stalker David Stalker ... Magnus Armstrong (voice)
Jeff Steitzer Jeff Steitzer ... Baron Archibald Dumas (voice)
Barbara Dirickson Barbara Dirickson ... Baroness Dumas (voice)
Mike Madeoy Mike Madeoy ... Tom Goodman / Melvin Blitzny (voice)
Scott Burns Scott Burns ... Additional Voices (voice)
Mark Dias Mark Dias ... Additional Voices (voice)


A 1960's female spy must battle an eccentric terrorist organization in this classic first person shooter, a stylish and tongue-in-cheek spoof of Cold War era James Bond.

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Who wants to LIVE FOREVER?


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Release Date:

9 November 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

N.O.L.F. See more »

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Monolith Productions See more »
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Whether it was intentional or not, the character model for Dr. Schenker bears a striking resemblance to French new wave director Claude Chabrol. See more »


The game is set in 1967. Yet, in the opening cinematics, in Cate Archer's apartment you can see a German "Bettina von Arnim" 5 DM banknote, which was first issued in 1992. See more »


Scientist: My job is to watch this machine, but I don't even know what it does. How am I supposed to know if it's working or not?
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Crazy Credits

After the credits finish rolling, Volkov is seen very much alive and talking to the drunk who appears in many scenes. See more »

Alternate Versions

The PlayStation 2 version of this title, released in 2002, includes three "flashback" levels not included in the original PC version. In these, you take the role of Archer in her former life as a cat burglar. See more »


References Casino Royale (1967) See more »

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This game is simply awesome!!!
21 May 2007 | by salilgoyalSee all my reviews

This game is just awesome. I could have given it full marks but the first level "misfortune in morocco" didn't impress me. Except that the game was a cool ride. I felt like a spy all the time.

AI is simply gr8 and they do respond to the sounds you make while walking and even the gun-silencers have some limitations giving it a real-like effect.

Guard conversations are highly funny with some adult humor. But sometime those conversations make you feel for the guards and you don't feel like killing them and that's the beauty of the game.

I had predicted the end villains/moles as soon as they were introduced in the game so didn't felt much of a suspense (because i played soldier of fortune 2 before, it had a similar storyline.. so you need not worry).

Sometimes, you also get a feeling of half-life while playing this game specially when you battle sharks with a crossbow and have steam coming out of pipes..

So, a really good game with a brilliant AI.. strongly recommended.

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